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Anonymous
June 6, 2005 10:16:21 PM

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Has anyone in this newsgroup done an information TiVo longevity
survey of group readers? Something where everyone appends their
TiVo information onto a list like this:

Months Drive Other
Model in Use Failures Failures
-------------------------- ------ -------- --------
Hughes HDVR-2 DirecTivo 18 0 0

I've had no issues with mine, but I was curious about how long
people's TiVos have been running and what problems they've had.

-- TRW
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Anonymous
June 6, 2005 10:16:22 PM

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Months Drive Other
Model in Use Failures Failures
-------------------------- ------ -------- --------
Hughes HDVR-2 DirecTivo 18 0 0
Sony T-60 40 1 2
RCA DSR7000 16 0 0
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 10:16:22 PM

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On 06/06/2005 1:16 PM, Tim Witort pondered briefly and then wrote:

> Has anyone in this newsgroup done an information TiVo longevity
> survey of group readers? Something where everyone appends their
> TiVo information onto a list like this:
>
> Months Drive Other
> Model in Use Failures Failures
> -------------------------- ------ -------- --------
> Hughes HDVR-2 DirecTivo 18 0 0
>
> I've had no issues with mine, but I was curious about how long
> people's TiVos have been running and what problems they've had.
>
> -- TRW

Months Drive Other
Model in Use Failures Failures
-------------------------- ------ -------- --------
Sony SAT-T60 DirecTivo 42 0 0
Philips Series 1 DirecTivo 36 0 0

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Anonymous
June 6, 2005 10:16:22 PM

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Compiled from previous responses + mine:

Months Drive Other
Model in Use Failures Failures
-------------------------- ------ -------- --------
Hughes HDVR-2 DirecTivo 18 0 0
Sony T-60 40 1 2
RCA DSR7000 16 0 0
Sony SAT-T60 DirecTivo 42 0 0
Philips Series 1 DirecTivo 36 0 0
Tivo S2 6 0 0
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 10:16:22 PM

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Model: Phillips
Month in use: 54
Drive failures: 0
Other failures: It locked up once and i had to reboot it.

Other: I keep my Tivo on a UPS to protect it from lightning damage.
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 10:42:49 PM

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Model in Use Failures Failures
-------------------------- ------ -------- --------
HDVR-2 DirecTivo 18 0 0
Philips Series 1 58 1 0

For the record, the series 1 unit's failure was after 18 months, it's been
fine for the following 40 months.

Both units are on UPS so they don't get whacked when the power goes out.


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Nik Simpson
Anonymous
June 6, 2005 11:37:51 PM

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Months Drive Other
Model in Use Failures Failures
-------------------------- ------ -------- --------
Philips HDR312 59 0 0
TiVo TCD240080 28 0 0

I sold the Philips to the sister of a friend when I bought the TiVo
Series2 box. She's still using it with no problems.

Both units were upgraded with Maxtor hard drives. The Philips was
upgraded to an 80G when it was several months old and the TiVo to a 120G
shortly after I bought it.
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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 3:53:44 AM

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trw7at@ixdot.netcomdotcom (Tim Witort) wrote:

>Has anyone in this newsgroup done an information TiVo longevity
>survey of group readers? Something where everyone appends their
>TiVo information onto a list like this:
>
> Months Drive Other
>Model in Use Failures Failures
>-------------------------- ------ -------- --------
Phillips Series 1 40 hr. Installed 9/14/2000 no failures, in daily
use.

Phillips Series 1 40 hr. Installed 10/16/2000 no failures, in daily
use.



Scott Peterson

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don't sweat the petty things.

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Anonymous
June 7, 2005 7:48:07 AM

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On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 18:16:21 GMT, trw7at@ixdot.netcomdotcom (Tim
Witort) wrote:


> Months Drive Other
>Model in Use Failures Failures
>-------------------------- ------ -------- --------
Sony SVR2000 58 0 1

To be fair, I replaced the HDD a couple of years ago to expand
recording time - no telling how much longer the original might have
been good for.
The one failure was actually a manufacturing fault: the battery
retaining clip had separated at one solder joint resulting in the
system loosing the time/date if mains power dropped.


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Anonymous
June 14, 2005 4:42:46 AM

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It was a time of great turmoil. The strong preyed on the weak, dogs
and cats lived together. One voice cried out in the wilderness:
trw7at@ixdot.netcomdotcom (Tim Witort) wrote in
<Xns966D7335E7801timwitortwrotethis@207.217.125.201>:

> Has anyone in this newsgroup done an information TiVo longevity
> survey of group readers? Something where everyone appends their
> TiVo information onto a list like this:
>
> Months Drive Other
> Model in Use Failures Failures
> -------------------------- ------ -------- --------
> Hughes HDVR-2 DirecTivo 18 0 0
>
Phillips standalone 48 0 0

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Anonymous
July 8, 2005 6:32:11 AM

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trw7at@ixdot.netcomdotcom (Tim Witort) wrote:

>>Has anyone in this newsgroup done an information TiVo longevity
>>survey of group readers? Something where everyone appends their
>>TiVo information onto a list like this:
>>
>> Months Drive Other
>>Model in Use Failures Failures
>>-------------------------- ------ -------- --------

Sony DVR-2000 S1 30hr 7/13/00 2: 30GB no other issues
original/
one of
the 80GB
upgrades/
Now 2*120GB

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